As your aircraft lands at Kathmandu airport, you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel. In case of your time adequacy, our guide will take you around the local old market where you will get an opportunity to feel lifestyle of diverse range of Kathmandu. Later on this evening you will be picked up from your hotel for a cultural dinner.
On the first day of full day tour in Kathmandu, you will be busy at three of the seven UNESCO cultural sites. This tour does not offer only informative monumental sight and pleasure but also the blessings from Kumari, the living goddess. In the first spot, you will be surrounded by a number of temples and old royal palace as the heart of the town. Artistic courtyards with sculptured structures, awesome architecture and living goddess Kumari are the main highlights of this site. A museum inside the Durbar presents memorials of the monarchs from Shah Dynasty.
Monuments to visit in Kathmandu Darbar Square:
Kumari Bahal– In Local language we call Kumari for Living goddess. Some books mentioned princes for her. Bahal is a local monastery design in quadrangle design; this is a official house of Living goddess. Kumari cult is a living harmony of Hinduism and Buddhism. Selection process is similar like Dalai Lama. She is reincarnation of Goddess Taleju. We select young girls at the early age, normally they are chosen when they are 3- 5 years old. They get retired after first menstruation.
Kalabhairab– The god of justice, in 17th centuary it was used to store the truth as a lie detector. now people still pray for good luck. Kasthamadap- 12th centuary wooden temple constructed by using one huge tree. Name of Kathamndu also derived from this temple. kathmandu means Wooden temple, this is the wooden temple. Freak Street- in 1960 many hippies came and enjoyed here.
Shiva Parvati Temple– Shiva and his wife watching from window so we need to do good karma.
Big bell- still active every day at 9 AM we ring it. it is about 1000 kg so the person who is employed to ring it gets one liter of milk every day.
Taleju Temple- 16th centuary Pagoda temple, was tallest building till 1950, other people were not allowed to have higher houses than this temple. Living goddess-kumari is reincarnation from this Taleju goddess.
Nasal Chock- the main ceremonial courtyard of royal palace. it was last used in 2001 AD
Mohan kali chock- Richest art work on stone, metal and wood we can observe here.
Sundari chock- Royal bath with snake carving on single piece stone,
King’s column- Pratap Malla’s statue on the top of pillar, was destroyed by earth quake in 1934 and re-erected again
Swayambhunath, ‘The Self Existent’ stupa, is often referred to as ‘the Monkey Temple’ due to large troops of tricky monkeys found in its premises. It’s almost 2600 years old Buddhist shrine. This is also a place to have bird eye view on Kathmandu tour since the hillock presents picture of entire town. Being the second largest town in the valley, Patan proffers huge number of monuments with Newari and Buddhist monuments in general. Here, we will visit historical Patan Durbar Square surrounded by pagoda and octagonal temples. Five storied Kumbheswar temple, Golden temple, Rudravarna monastery and so forth are the places to visit there. In addition, while being at Tibetan Refugee Camp, you will witness how the Tibetans weave carpets manually. Overnight at hotel.
Morning Everest Mountain flight – This flight goes around Himalaya’s up to Everest and return to Kathmandu airport.
After mountain flight transfer back to hotel for breakfast and after breakfast the tour goes as below;
This day blends city and countryside trip. We start from Pashupatinath, the most famous Hindu shrine on the subcontinent. This trip offers an approach to understand cremation system in Nepalsince you will see open public crematorium on the bank of holy river Bagmati. While visiting this temple of destroyerand re-creator lord Shiva, you will get chance to move toward dreadlocked holy men as well. Now, our journey of Kathmandu tour heads to Bouddhanath, one of the largest stupas in the world. Bouddhanath pretends as mini Tibet due to the presence of various Tibetan monasteries and Tibetan exiles. The shrine dates back to 4th century and is regarded as must visit site for the Tibetans. Apart from these, there are a number of Thanka painting schools producing best souvenirs from Nepal. Leaving the crowd and noise of city, tour takes turn to countryside. It’s the distant point of your tour around Kathmandu in this package. Observing farmland, lifestyle of locals and passing dozens of turnings, we will reach Nagarkot, ‘The Fort of the Town’. This place is ever praised for gigantic Mountain View along with sunrise and sunset. Enjoy the stunning act of the sun when it gets ready to disappear at the horizon. Overnight at resort.
This morning, you will capture picturesque scene of sunrise from the resort at Nagarkot. After breakfast, we will drive to Bhaktapur, the medieval city. Infinite number of cultural and historic courtyards, enormous temples with mostly appreciated design (e.g. Nyatapola) and indeed, arty Durbar are the awesome features of this town. After exploring Bhaktapur, we will drive back to Kathmandu where you will have free afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Today we will take you to the airport according to your flight time.
Safe drinking water
Basically, we can get mineral water bottles. we suggest you to drink boiled water found in hotels and better to bring chlorine tablets to purify water, helpful for protection of environment.
Recharging Batteries of Electronic Items
Hydro electricity or solar power sources are used to charge your electrical items like camera, batteries, iPod, iPhone etc. Hotels or lodges provide these facilities. In Nepal 220-240 volt power is used and sockets fit round and flat plugs.
Use a dustbins and do not throw anything into the fire. Carry garbage in the way where dustbin facilities is not available and conserve the environment.
You should be sufficiently protected and need to have travel insurance that covers emergency evacuation, lost items, liabilities, injuries and medical treatment. Ensure the insurance covers all the activities in the Himalayas. Trekking Planner can offer the appropriate medical response based on your policy and insurance.
Washing and Toilet facilities
All the hotels houses offers hot showers. Every lodge have some kind of washing facilities according to the standard of hotel. The star hotel category facilities will be there.
How Can I Plan and Confirm My Trip?
Holiday Tours Nepal is the government licensed trekking company in Nepal as we can see a photos of legal documents in about us section. Under following terms and condition, we accept your booking:
We required non-refundable deposit Of 15% down payment in advance is mandatory to book a flight tickets, hotel booking and Tims as well as permit process. Booking must be done 5 days earlier and amount can be either bank transfer or western Union, money gram as well as through credit cards and the rest amount must be paid upon your arrival to Nepal.